Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Animals, beginner stamper, Butterfly, Coloring Techniques, Easter, Masking Technique, Rabbit, Simple stamping, Sponging technique, Spring

Stampin’ Up!® Springtime Joy- Stamping with Coloring & Masking

Hello and Happy Spring! I am fortunate to have some flowers starting to bloom in my garden outside! Springtime Joy is a stamp set with super cute animals to help welcome spring and Easter. Today’s card is a step up from Simple Stamping, and is simple nonetheless.

Measurements

Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Gorgeous Grape CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; and Basic White CS: 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches.

Stamping

Start off stamping the sentiment “Welcome Spring” in Memento Black ink onto the 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch Basic White CS. Add the little butterfly.

The next step is to stamp the cute little bunny onto both the 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch Basic White CS and a piece of full sticky sheet.

Carefully fussy cut the bunny on the full sticky note. This will be used as a mask.

Sponging Around the Mask

Using a Stamping Sponge that has been cut into a small wedge, dab the sponge first on the Balmy Blue ink. Then rub in small circles on a scrap sheet of paper. Next Sponge some onto the card around the little bunny. Do the same with the Granny Apple Green ink. (For more information on Sponging check out this blog post: Sponging.)

Tip: I find it to be very easy to remove the mask by using the Take Your Pick tool.

Finishing the Card

The sponging helps to accentuate the bunny. Again using the Memento Black ink, stamp some of the flowers and tulips around the bunny.

Use whatever you like to color the card. I really enjoy using the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The colors I used were: Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness, Highland Heather and Balmy Blue.

First adhere the stamped Basic White CS card piece to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Gorgeous Grape CS. Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line on the Basic White CS card base. Adhere the Gorgeous Grape CS card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.

Viola! You have a super cute bunny to help welcome in the Spring!

Thanks for coming by today. I am still recovering from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. Although I am grateful for the vaccine, I have been feeling very tired since receiving it. Each day I feel better. I am going to resume the Wacky Wednesday Technique blog next week. I am planning on having something for Fun Fold Friday. See you then!

Have a most wonderful week!

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, beginner stamper, Butterfly, Hello

Stampin Up!® Butterfly Brilliance Hello

Hello! I am in love with the Stampin’ Up!® Butterfly Brilliance stamp set! It is so easy to make a great card!

This card is a perfect step up for the Beginner Stamper. It is a technique that I first learned from my friend Karen years ago. I don’t actually know the name of the technique, so if you do know, please leave me a comment.

The Stampin” Up!® Butterfly Brilliance stamp is one single stamp with all these butterflies on it. There is a matching die that cuts out all of the butterflies in one go. The Butterfly Brilliance stamp will be available for purchase starting March 2, 2021 through May 3, 2021. I will post more detailed ordering information below.

Measurements

Measurements: Gorgeous Grape Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: two at 4 x 5 1/4 inches, 2 1/2 x 4 inches and a 1/2 x 3 inch strip; Daffodil Delight CS: 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches.

Stamping

To prepare the card pieces for stamping you will need to use a repositionable, non-permanent adhesive to hold the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Basic White CS in the center of one of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. An example is the Herma Dotto Repositionable Tape.

The next step is to apply the Memento ink to the stamp. This is a huge stamp! I find it much easier to get the ink on evenly if I flip it upside down and apply the ink. You will stamp over the 2 pieces of card stock. Hold the stamp in place and apply a firm even pressure so that you will not get too much of an unstamped border around the paper in the center. Don’t worry if there is some unstamped border because it will be covered by the Daffodil Delight CS card piece later on.

Next separate the two card pieces and remove the repositionable adhesive. You can remove it easily just by brushing your fingers over it, or use an adhesive eraser.

Now use the Memento ink to stamp the sentiment “a little hello” which is in the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set onto the 1/2 x 3 inch Basic White CS strip.

To finish up the stamping, re-ink the butterfly stamp and stamp at an angle onto the other 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS.

Coloring

Now for some coloring fun! I used the Stampin’ Write Markers for this, but you could also use the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers if you wish. The Stampin’ Write Markers used were the following colors: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Purple Posy, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape.

Now some more coloring! Tip: In order to get a smooth color with just one layer, I used the side of the brush tip. Next use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the card piece to the inside of the Gorgeous Grape CS card base. How pretty!

Putting It All Together

Continue to assemble the card by adhering the other 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS card piece to the front of the Gorgeous Grape CS card base.

Next adhere the 2 1/2 x 4 inch butterfly panel to the 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 inch Daffodil Delight CS. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the butterfly panel to the front of the card.

Prepare the sentiment by cutting the end into a banner. Tip: Make a cut in the center of one side. Next cut from one corner to the top of the center cut. Then cut from the other corner to the top of the center cut.

Finish the card by adhering the sentiment banner as shown.

Viola! You have a gorgeous, interesting card to say “Hello” to someone.

Thank you for visiting Theresa’s Treasures today. I hope you will give this simple technique a try.

Here is the additional information on the Stampin’ Up!® Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and coordinating products.

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Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Christmas, Mini Catalog 2020, Winter Holiday

Tree Angle Christmas Card Stampin’ Up!

Yay! I may it through the 15-Day Christmas Card Challenge!

Today’s card is pretty simple but festive. The Stampin’ Up! Tree Angle stamp set has several trees to choose from. I just love the bold sentiment “Joy & Cheer”. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the ‘Tis The Season DSP which is currently on sale at 20% off HERE.

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Cherry Cobbler CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Whisper White CS: 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches, 3 x 5 inches; Shaded Spruce CS: 1 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches; and ‘Tis the Season DSP: 11/2 x 5 1/8 inches.

Using Cherry Cobbler ink, stamp the sentiment “Happy wishes to you and yours” on the inside panel of the Whisper White CS card base. Stamp the sentiment “Joy & Cheer” onto the lower right-hand corner of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. Note: Use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat or a catalog with the Photopolymer stamps to get the best image.

Stamp the medium tree in Cherry Cobbler ink on the middle of the 3 x 5 inch Whisper White CS. Turn the card piece 180 degrees. Stamp the other 2 trees in Shaded Spruce ink as shown.

Fussy Cut all of the trees.

Adhere the ‘Tis the Season DSP to the Shaded Spruce CS. Adhere the “Joy & Cheer” card piece to the Cherry Cobbler CS, then to the front of the Whisper White CS card base. Tip: Use the Silicone Craft Sheet to keep from getting glue on your table.

Adhere the Shaded Spruce CS/’Tis the Season DSP to the card front. Adhere the Shaded Spruce tree as shown.

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the last two trees as shown.

Time for the Bling! The Star Designer Elements are in the 2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog HERE.

Add one star to the top of each tree.

Viola! You have a nice traditional Christmas card to wish some Joy & Cheer to someone special.

Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed the 15-Day Christmas Card Challenge. You can see all of the cards on my “Home” tab up top. There are links to the blog post under each photo so you can look at the ones you like.

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Have a very nice day! I hope all is well and stays well with you this Holiday Season!

Theresa

Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Christmas, Designer Series Paper, Punch, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Dove of Hope Peace on Earth Brightly Gleaming Holiday Card

Hello! This is day 2 of my 15-day Christmas Card Making Challenge. Today I am using Circle Punches and Designer Series Paper to make a shiny Holiday card.

This brightly gleaming Holiday card is made with the Dove of Hope stamp set (#153406) and the aptly named Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper (#150429).

Measurements: Mossy Meadow Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Very Vanilla CS: two at 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 2 1/2 x 4 inches; Brushed Metallic CS in copper: 2 5/8 x 5 1/8 inches and 2 3/4 x 4 inches; Brightly Gleaming DSP: 2 1/2 x 5 inches. The bow is made with the Old Olive ribbon from the All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack.

Use the Mossy Meadow ink to stamp the sentiment “Peace On Earth” onto the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Stamp the branch below the sentiment as shown.

Use the 2 inch Circle Punch to punch out the sentiment. Set aside.

Stamp a branch onto the upper right-hand corner of one of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS pieces. Add the ornament and the sentiment. This is the inside of the card.

Adhere the Brightly Gleaming DSP to the Brushed Metallic CS, then adhere them to the second 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS card piece.

Use the Bone Folder to fold the Mossy Meadow CS card base in half at the 4 1/4 inch score line. Open the card base and adhere the 4 x 51/4 inch Very Vanilla inside card piece to the inside of the card base.

Adhere the prepared Very Vanilla CS and DSP card piece to the front of the Mossy Meadow CS card base.

Use the 2 1/4 inch Circle Punch to punch out a circle from the 2 3/4 x 4 inch copper Brushed Metallic CS. Adhere the “Peace On Earth” circle to the copper circle.

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment piece to the card front. Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the bow. Note: I made a double bow by using the Bow-Easy™© by the Posi-Bendr Company.

Now for the Bling! Even though the Gilded Gems are gold and the card is more copper-colored, I thought the gems would add some more sparkle.

Use the Take Your Pick tool to easily transfer the Gilded Gems from the acetate to the front of your card.

Viola! You have a brightly gleaming Holiday card to wish some “Peace On Earth” to someone this Holiday season!

If this is your first visit to my blog, check out the post from yesterday. I am participating in a 15-day Christmas Card Challenge and I started on December 1st. Thanks for stopping by! Please leave me a comment and let me know how I am doing.

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Theresa

Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Autumn, beginner stamper, flowers, Gratitude/ Thanks, Spotlight Technique, Thanksgiving

Stampin’ Up!® Floral Essence for Thanksgiving Spotlight Note Card

Hello fellow stampers and crafters! Today I have a darling little note card made with the versatile Floral Essence Stampin’ Up! stamp set using the Spotlight Technique. These note cards are 4 x 4 inches when complete and could be used at place settings for the Thanksgiving meal (assuming that is possible this year!). Note: This card is CASE’d from Shannon West’s presentation during our recent Onstage Convention.

I am using two exceptional stamp sets: Floral Essence and A Wish For Everything. Why are they exceptional? There are endless possibilities for the beginner stamper to use the flowers in the Floral Essence stamp set, depending on the color of ink and paper chosen. Purple, pink, and yellow for Spring; bolder brighter colors for Summer; and red/green or blue/white for Winter. The colors chosen for today’s card are Fall colors. The words in the “A Wish For Everything” cover, well, just about everything a beginner would need.

Measurements: Cinnamon Cider Card Stock (CS): 4 x 8 inches with a score line at 4 inches; Very Vanilla CS: 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches, 2 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches and 1 x 4 inches; In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 inches.

You will also need: Cinnamon Cider, Bumblebee and Just Jade ink, Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the Classic Label Punch, the 2-inch Circle Punch and the Metallic Ribbon from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo pack. All products are found in the 2020-21 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog except the Metallic Ribbon which is on page 45 of the 2020 Stampin’ UP!® Aug-Dec Mini Catalog.

Let’s get stamping!

Use the Cinnamon Cider ink to stamp the largest solid flower slightly right of center. Be mindful of the upper border of the flower as you want it to be 1/4 inch from the top. Use the Bumblebee ink to stamp the smaller solid flower on either side as shown. Tip: The Floral Essence stamps are Photopolymer, or see-through stamps. You get the best image if you stamp on something with a little “give” to it. I am using the Stampin’ Pierce mat, covered in white scrap paper. You may also try using your catalog.

Use the Bumblebee ink to stamp the center of the large solid flower. There is a different center stamp for the smaller solid flower. Stamping off Technique: stamp once onto scrap paper before stamping the center of the smaller solid flower onto your card. This will result in the center of the smaller solid flower being a little lighter than the flower itself.

Stamp the stems in Just Jade ink. I did turn the stamp upside down to stamp the stem for the Bumblebee flower to the left. I stamped twice to get the stem for the Bumblebee flower on the right. Add the leaves.

You may fill in the open space by stamping a few leaves using the single leaf stamp.

Use the Cinnamon Cider ink to stamp a large solid flower off to the right side of the 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inch Very Vanilla CS. This will be the inside of your card, so leave a little space for writing. While you have the Cinnamon Cider handy, stamp the sentiment “Happy Thanksgiving” onto the 1 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS strip. Note: The sentiment is a Red Rubber stamp. You do not need the extra padding. The image for the red rubber comes out with more clarity when stamped on a hard surface. I just forgot to take the Stampin’ Pierce Mat away.

With Bumblebee ink stamp two more small solid flowers on the inside of the card. Stamp the center of the Cinnamon Cider flower. When stamping the center for the Bumblebee flowers remember to stamp off first. Add the stems and leaves in Just Jade ink.

Spotlight Technique: Use the 2 inch circle punch to punch out the Cinnamon Cider flower. I turned my card 180 degrees and put the punch upside down on the craft table so that I could see what I was punching. I wanted the edge of the circle to be 1/4 inch down from the top of the card piece.

Here is the end result.

Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the Metallic Ribbon to the back of the card piece you just punched.

Use a Bone Folder to fold the 4 x 8 inch Cinnamon Cider CS card base at the 4 inch score line. The Bone Folder makes a nice crisp fold. Adhere the inside panel of your card.

Adhere the 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 inch In Good Taste DSP to the card front. Now adhere the punched out card piece.

Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals or strips of the Foam Adhesive Sheets and adhere the punched out circle to the card front to complete the Spotlight Technique. Tip: I have been using the Foam Adhesive Sheets in place of the Stampin’ Dimensionals. I have had a joint fusion in my right index finger. The thumb and index finger no longer come together so it makes peeling off the small hexagonal backing of the Stampin’ Dimensionals a challenge. I found that if I cut the Foam Adhesive Sheets into 1/4 inch strips, I can use those which make peeling the backing off a bit easier.

Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the bow, and a Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere the sentiment. This little note card looks great, but I think we need some Bling!

The Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels match perfectly! That is one remarkable point regarding Stampin’ Up! products-everything matches! Each color of card stock has coordinating ink. Some colors also have matching ribbon or embellishments! In this case the Cinnamon Cider coordinates with the Metallic Ribbon, the DSP, the Cinnamon Cider ink and the Champagne Rhinestones! Anyhow, I digress. The Take Your Pick tool helps to easily transfer the tiny rhinestones to your card.

Viola! You have a darling little note card to wish someone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you can find some time to do some crafting. If you ever have any questions, especially if you are hung up on a project, shoot me an email and I will do my best to help you sort it out. My email is: thereastreasures.az@gmail.com.

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Theresa